HONORS: San Benito Stage Company awards scholarships: This year, the San Benito Stage Company established a new scholarship program. SBSC was able to award two scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The inspiration for the scholarships was due to a $500 annual gift from Paul King in memory of his son Dave King, a former participant with SBSC. The board of directors of San Benito Stage Company voted to match the gift and set up a second annual $500 scholarship.
The recipient of the 2012 Dave King Memorial Scholarship was Natasha Parkin from San Benito High School. She will attend UCLA this fall. The recipient of the San Benito Stage Co. Alumni Scholarship was Samantha Santos, also from San Benito High School. She will attend San Diego State University this fall.
Kathryn Hargadon was named to the Dean’s List at Pacific Lutheran University. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must complete 12 hours of graded coursework and earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Kathryn, daughter of Debbie Hargadon of Morgan Hill, is a finance and communication double major.
Pacific Lutheran University offers more than 3,500 students a unique blend of academically rigorous liberal arts and professional programs and is located 6 miles south of Tacoma in suburban Parkland, Wash.
Madison Cline of Gilroy has enrolled as a freshman at George Fox University of Newberg, Ore., this fall. George Fox University is ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger’s among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a “Best Value” school.
Air Force Airman Ammon K. Suzuki graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Suzuki is the son of Jared Suzuki of Morgan Hill and is a 2009 graduate of Ann Sobrato High School.
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Aimee G. Mares, whose husband, Jeff, is the son of Lena Fabiani Cross of Tucson, Ariz. and Hector Mares, of Morgan Hill, recently reported for duty with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron One, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.